The Capturing Art and History program is an ongoing documentary filmmaking project which documents the diversity of local cultural, social and environmental histories and the beauty of artistic practice in the region. In this short film Miyo Mori tells her story about her family’s internment in the Slocan Valley and the decades that followed. Directed and Edited by Amy Bohigian, Illustrations by Kikuno Major, Animation by Bryan Webb and Original Music by Ben Euerby. Produced in 2019.
This video from ANKORS produced by Watershed Productions delves into how the new murals in the Overdose Prevention site were created. Local artists Kelly Shpeley and Indica are interviewed about their work and Vera Horsman, the OPS Coordinator, speaks to the OPS as a community hub. We hear about how the OPS works within the harm reduction model, provides a range of services to people who use drugs from all backgrounds and works to build community for those considered most vulnerable in our community. Funded by Community Action Initiative, Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, Columbia Basin Trust, this video was made to educate the general public about the OPS and give voice to the those that use and manage the services there. Shot and edited by Amy Bohigian with original music by Ben Euerby. See the video here: https://youtu.be/yIrKuygF-2M
Watershed teamed up with Community Energy Association, Emotive and the Province of BC to create a series of winter electric vehicle driving videos. Thousands of Canadians enjoy their EVs through the winter months, these videos showcase those drivers and were inspired by their lifestyles. Featuring Nelson locals Lisel Forst and Sydney Black as competitive neighbours trying to get first chair and fresh tracks at Whitewater Ski Hill. The series also includes Andrew Chewter and Clinton Swanson signing the praises of their locally driven electric vehicles.
Check out the series here on Youtube: https://youtu.be/CuNJmriY4SA
Watershed Productions produced a physician recruitment video for KB Doctors with a cast of local characters, including Lucas Myers as the hyper and loveable Chief of Staff and his team of physicians and nurses at the hospital played by Cate Baio, Lindsay Clague, Travis Hauck, Matt Nuttall with cameos by your favourite local (real) doctors. This short video was written by the fabulous Deryn Collier, shot by Colin Burwell with original music by Ben Euerby. See the video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/f4VL2Gb5d70
Canadian Olympic Committee/TECK Coaching Series
An inspiring day with three-time Olympian and Olympic champion Beckie Scott and former national cross-country skiing coach Justin Wadsworth at the 2019 Teck Coaching Series with Team Canada / Équipe Canada in Rossland, BC. Directed and produced by Amy Bohigian, Camera and Edit by Bohdan Doval, Original Music by Ben Euerby. Produced in 2019.
What a privilege to witness and share the experiences of these brave individuals – thanks to Ankors West, Cheryl Dowden, Alex Sherstobitoff, Paul Burkhart and the Nelson Police for bringing this project to life and to Tyler Harper at the Nelson Star News for helping us amplify their voices. More to come in this series. See the videos here: Beyond Stigma Video Series
This is Adam’s story of getting seriously injured at TECK and the repercussions of that accident. It is being used as a training video for employees at TECK Trail Operations to raise awareness of the importance of using safe practices in the workplace. Director – Amy Bohigian, Camera – Bohdan Doval, Composer – Ben Euerby. Produced in 2018.
This is a series of videos that highlight the ‘Place-Concsious Learning’ happening with Kootenay Lake School District. From K-12, these students are planting gardens, clearing trails and climbing rock faces as part of their student experience.
One of the four videos showcases the amazing work the Grade 7-12 ‘Outdoor Academies.’ Hear from Graeme Marshall, Lead Teacher of ATLAS, and others around the district who know the power of getting beyond the four walls of a classroom to expand the horizons of hundreds of our local youth. See the series at: https://vimeo.com/sd8learns